Some good online sources of nonfiction articles for children include Tween Tribune, Dogo News and the NY Times Learning Blog. These sites can be used by both students and teachers.
The NY Learning Blogs for grades one to six have online articles as well as teaching resources. The sites provide text to text articles that allow students to read and compare articles. There are also student opinion articles that students can read and respond to with their opinion on the subject of discussion.
On Dogo News, teachers can create their own pages for free, and there are many articles to choose from for students. The teacher can add students to the page he has created, and the students can log in and read articles that the teacher has added. In addition, Dogo News is a social media site; therefore, students can interact with other readers and exchange ideas. Readers can download articles from the site at no cost.
Both teachers and students can create accounts at Tween Tribune, and teachers can assign articles and view quizzes from their accounts. The site has a Lexile ranking that teachers can use to choose articles that are appropriate for their students' level. Students can choose articles and answer three well-written comprehension questions at the end of the article. Users can download articles for free.